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Allergy-skin problems

by Susan

My one year old Maltese has severe skin irritation and hair loss due to allergies. We've tried various medications as prescribed by the vet, but to no avail. We are considering trying to find her a home in an area with fewer allergens, but would prefer a solution. I recently heard that there is a brand new "bath" to treat such problems and I wonder if anyone is aware of it. It was discussed on the Animal Network, according to a friend. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Please bear in mind when reading topics pertaining to health issues, that many of these questions were answered by helpful Maltese owners with no formal education in veterinarian medicine. When in doubt seek a professionals advise.

Ask your vet about using Lipiderm on your dogs food. I had a rescue with severe allergies that resulted in coat loss. My vet told me to try it and it worked wonders. He looked like he had bald patches when I got him and he had a beautiful coat before he left me. Be sure to ask you vet before you try it though, to be sure that he is not allergic to anything in it.
-Marsha A.

We've had no problems with our Maltses' skin but Our Cocker had allergies. After trying baths, oils, pills and shots, we found vitamin E helped to keep it under control. We put two or three capsules (depending on her skin condition) in her food and she ate them with dinner. The other girls get their E by licking it off of our finger every night (about 1/2 a capsule). They love it. Our Vet said Vitamin A usually works for Cockers and E for Westies, but to use either or both if it helps. Ask your Vet about it, and good luck.

Im a groomer of 18 years and work at at a Vets office and im very UNAWARE of a Bath that can cure your problem. You may need to go through some prescribed meds and some daily bathing with a hypoallergenic shampoo, or one that cures staff and so forth. And it maybe a source of food causing the reaction you are getting now. Please have your dog tested its really worth the extra money and will help you to avoid all the aggrevation.

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